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    Students receive computers infected with Russian malware
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented need for technology with schools and work being performed online for families across the Bay Area.At 16, San Jose native Shrobana Sengupta wants to make sure that families in need had the tools to survive."During this pandemic, it's given me, and probably a...
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented need for technology with schools and work being performed online for families across the Bay Area.16-year-old San Jose native Shrobana Sengupta wanted to make sure that families in need had the tools to survive."During this pandemic, it's given me, and probably a lot...
    What Samsung follow the steps of ManzanaIt has been a long time since it has been a coincidence. And although the most recent and ironic example has resulted in the absence of a charger and headphones in the Galaxy S21 box, now the Korean company could imitate those of Cupertino in a move that requires...
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is considering a second firing of its moon rocket engines after a critical test came up short over the weekend, a move that could bump the first flight in the Artemis lunar-landing program into next year. The space agency had aimed to launch its new Space Launch System,...
    Botnet Storm, the zombie computers that devoured the Internet
    A FOREIGN Office outpost has been breached by hackers sparking fears of a hostile state attack, The Sun can reveal. The Government's Wilton Park agency based in Sussex was hit by a sophisticated cyber attack last month. 3The Foreign Office outpost was hit by a sophisticated cyber attack last monthCredit: Alamy 3Wilton Park, the Government's...
    If 2020 Apple started a profound change inside its computers with the leap to its own Apple Silicon integrated, It seems that in 2021 part of the prominence will also be the exterior of its systems. And it is that according to Bloomberg, this year will not only be the one with the arrival of...
    Apple will ditch the “Touch Bar” on its next batch of MacBook Pro computers in favor of returning to physical keys, according to a reputable analyst. Ming-Chi Kuo of TFI Securities writes this week that the iPhone maker is calling it quits on the largely unloved feature after five years, as the long,...
    The 2020 MacBook Air on the left versus the 2020 13-inch MacBook Pro on the right.Todd Haselton | CNBC TFI's Ming-Chi Kuo, one of the top Apple analysts, said in a note on Friday that Apple will launch two new MacBook Pro models this year with 14-inch and 16-inch screens, a new design and the...
    Intel is updating its Next Unit of Computing (NUC) lineup of miniature computers with its 11th Gen processors, and it’s again including a gaming-focused model. The NUC 11 Enthusiast is a follow-up to the NUC 8 Hades Canyon from 2018, which managed to pack triple-A gaming performance (not to mention I/O that rivaled a full-size...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Empty for now, but not empty for much longer inside the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Overbrook park location. Starting on Tuesday, this location will be one of 20 libraries across the city re-opening in-person services. “We’re really happy to welcome the public back into our buildings,” Free Library Interim Director Leslie Walker said....
    New York (CNN Business)In a most unusual time, CES was diminished this year, with lots of companies including Google and Amazon not having a substantial presence and presenters mourning the lack of face-to-face contact. But one category was still on fire with new product announcements: Computers.Chipmakers Intel, AMD and Nvidia took to the virtual stage...
    Nowadays, there is more and more talk about the digital agility of companies. This basically refers to the ability of companies to quickly adapt to market needs. This does not just mean designing and modifying products and services to fit changing consumer habits and market trends. It also implies modifying the productive capacity of the...
    New York (CNN Business)A computer chip shortage has shut down the Louisville, Kentucky, Ford plant this week, the first shutdown because of an industry-wide problem that is expected to spread to many other auto plants in the coming months.The Louisville plant employs 3,800 hourly workers, who will receive about 75% of their normal pay during...
    A California law enforcement oversight board requested police departments throughout the state to regularly check officer’s cell phones, social media and computers for racist tendencies. The Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board (RIPA) in its 2021 report said police bosses should “monitor agency-issued cell phones and computers” as well as personal “social media” to “identify...
    BURLINGTON COUNTY, N.J. (CBS) – During COVID, local libraries are a lifeline for people who need internet access. But libraries can’t accommodate everyone. So one library system is hoping the public can help them get technology into homes. Marc Goldstein’s hobby has never been more valuable. The Cherry Hill man rescues old computers, updates parts...
    BURLINGTON COUNTY, N.J. (CBS) – During COVID, local libraries are a lifeline for people who need internet access. But libraries can’t accommodate everyone. So one library system is hoping the public can help them get technology into homes. Marc Goldstein’s hobby has never been more valuable. The Cherry Hill man rescues old computers, updates parts...
    We’re very close to ending the first year without getting security patches beyond a certain point due to Windows 7 “big” issues. Microsoft was also hopeful that this would eventually move users to Windows 10, and that would give many companies enough time to make the leap. However, there can be nothing more from reality....
    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Inmates at the Sedgwick County Jail now have access to tablet computers they can use for education, entertainment and staying in touch with family. The jail started using the tablets provided by jail communications firm Securus Technologies in November. The devices include a number of free options, such as books and...
    Songkick allows artists to sell presale tickets ahead of general ticket sales, and the unnamed employee was also accused of sharing URLs that led to drafts of those ticketing pages. A Ticketmaster executive wanted the company aimed to “choke off” its competitor and “steal back one of [its] signature clients,” the prosecution wrote. Ticketmaster...
    Ticketmaster agreed on Wednesday to pay a $10 million fine to escape prosecution over criminal charges accusing the company of hacking into the computer system of a startup rival. A judge signed off on the deal in federal court in New York City. Ticketmaster had been facing multiple charges of conspiracy to commit hacking and...
    A judge has ordered Ticketmaster to pay a $10 million fine in order to avoid prosecution after it was accused of hacking into a rival's computers. Prosecutors alleged that, from August 2013 to December 2015, the California-based ticket sales and distribution company used stolen passwords to hack into the computer system used by Songkick, a...
    New York (CNN)Ticketmaster entered into a plea agreement with federal prosecutors in Brooklyn, New York and will pay $10 million in fines to resolve charges that it accessed the computer systems of a competitor without authorization. "Ticketmaster employees repeatedly -- and illegally -- accessed a competitor's computers without authorization using stolen passwords to unlawfully collect...
    (CNN)Modern science often makes some unbelievable claims, but the discipline that seems to be the most outrageous may well be quantum physics. Commonly mentioned quantum ideas include cats simultaneously being alive and dead until someone looks at them and multiple worlds where not only are all things possible, but all things actually happen -- at...
    Q: How can I tell if my laptop is too old to donate to a student for online classes? Computing devices and access to the internet have become so ubiquitous that it’s easy to assume that everyone enjoys the same capabilities, but sadly, this is not the case. The COVID-19 pandemic exposed what has been...
    Associated Press TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida Department of Health data analyst who says a raid on her home by state investigators was payback for speaking out about what she describes were efforts to falsify COVID-19 figures is demanding that they return seized computer equipment and cell phones. Rebekah Jones said in a...
    By Francesca Landini MILAN (Reuters) - An investigation into a data theft at Leonardo has found that a hacker working inside the Italian defence group appeared to target details of Europe's biggest unmanned fighter jet programme and aircraft used by the military and police, an arrest warrant shows. The inquiry, which is ongoing, was undertaken...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Our Weekend Watch shines a spotlight on government activity.When the COVID-19 pandemic started, Chicago Public Schools needed computers and tablets.After a recommendation from Mayor Lori Lightfoot the district bought used laptops and iPads from one of her donors under a $1.6 million no-bid deal, the Better Government Association reported. But some did...
    CHICAGO — The Chicago Public Schools’ in-house watchdog is reviewing a $1.6 million deal to buy used computers from a campaign donor to Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who personally vouched for the company’s CEO as he sought to provide devices to the district last spring.  The district’s Office of Inspector General opened the investigation after a report...
    15 of the Best Men’s Quilted Jackets to Wear This Winter The biggest pay cuts in the NBA this season Oprah Winfrey is randomly surprising fans on Twitter with vacations, new computers, and other holiday gifts © Provided by INSIDER Oprah Winfrey. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters Oprah Winfrey started surprising people on Twitter last week...
    Fortnite is already on almost every platform you can imagine (except iOS). But just because a computer can run Fortnite doesn’t mean that it runs the game well. Fortunately, Epic Games is trying to fix that with a new feature called Performance Mode, which should help computers that just meet the game’s minimum specifications run...
    This story was produced by Chalkbeat Chicago and the Better Government Association, a Chicago nonprofit newsroom focused on government accountability. ALBANY PARK — A campaign contributor to Mayor Lori Lightfoot landed a $1.6 million no-bid deal with Chicago Public Schools after the mayor personally vouched for him, then delivered computers that in some cases didn’t meet district...
    Florida police have released bodycam footage of the raid on the home of a health department data scientist turned whistleblower who claims she was fired for refusing to make the state's COVID-19 data look better. Agents from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) carried out a search warrant on Rebekah Jones's home in Tallahassee, Florida,...
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — One of Alabama's largest public education systems has resumed classes after a cyberattack shut it down for a week. Students returned to Huntsville City Schools on Monday, though the school system's computers were still down, AL.com reported. “Technology is great and our teachers rely on it somewhat,” said Bo Coln, principal...
    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Students have returned to class in one of Alabama’s largest school systems after a cyberattack shut down the system last week, but students in Huntsville are doing their work on paper rather than computers. Huntsville city schools said in an update that students still didn’t have access to computers as classes...
    Eight months ago, Deborah Birx of the White House Coronavirus Task Force praised Florida’s COVID-19 dashboard as an example of “the kind of knowledge and power we need to put into the hands of the American people.” That dashboard was built by Rebekah Jones. But in May, Jones was fired by the Florida Department of...
    Armed state agents, with guns drawn, raided the home the Florida’s former Covid-19 dashboard chief analyst, Rebekah Jones, on Monday morning. Jones, who now maintains an independent version of the tracker, had been fired by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis earlier this year when she publicly criticized the state’s transparency and official numbers about the coronavirus pandemic. In a...
    Intel shares slipped 4 percent Monday morning on reports that Apple is gearing up to leave its computer chips behind for good. The iPhone maker, which recently released its first-ever laptops with homemade M1 silicon chips, is developing silicon for a new MacBook Pro, as well as its iMac and Mac Pro computers,...
    PATERSON, New Jersey (WABC) -- Victor Cruz is showing he's truly loyal to his birthplace.The former New York Giants star bought 400 laptops for students from Paterson.Children there have not been in classrooms for nearly nine months because of school closures due to the coronavirus pandemic, but many still lack computers.Cruz said he wants kids...
    ROME (Reuters) - A manager and a former employee of Leonardo were arrested on Saturday for their alleged role in hacking the Italian defence group's computers to steal sensitive information between 2015 and 2017, prosecutors in the southern city of Naples said. The arrests are a blow for Leonardo, which along with its aerospace activities...
    asd Refurbished PCs can really save one a ton of money. If you’re a fan of saving me (who isn’t?), here are the 11 best refurbished computers for every kind of budget.
    Gregory Stenstrom, a poll watcher on Election Day in Pennsylvania, said Wednesday he saw vote-counting irregularities in the Philadelphia area last month. Fast Facts about Trump's 2020 legal challenges  A poll watcher told host Sean Hannity that he witnessed irregularities with USB drives at the counting center that contain data from precinct scanners and are accompanied by...
    By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi schools are closer to overcoming the digital divide that quickly became evident at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic, state Superintendent of Education Carey Wright said Monday. The state Department of Education has delivered about 325,000 laptop computers or tablets to public schools in...
    Cyber security researchers uncovered an online attack that tricks scientists into creating toxic chemicals or deadly viruses in their own labs. A team from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev found bioterrorists can infect an 'unwitting' biologist's computer with malware and easily replace a short sub-string of the DNA in the code with a new sequence. ...
    GOOGLE Chrome will stop working on computers running Windows 7 in 2022. The deadline for the end of the support has been extended by six months due to the global pandemic. 2Windows 7 users should consider updating their softwareCredit: Getty - Contributor It means Windows 7 users will get to use Chrome as a browser...